Be Runspirational!

A torn Achilles tendon. That’s basically the root as to where the story begins for Runspirational.com.  The short story is I didn’t care to run, especially really long distances, until after I tore my Achilles tendon in two places. That was rock bottom. I felt horrible from not even walking for a couple of months. No movement at all can make your body feel extremely terrible.

On my 34th birthday, I was far enough along in my rehab that I was allowed to finally run. I remember thinking to myself, if I can run 5 or 10 minutes that will be huge. I ended up going for 20 minutes on the treadmill. It was a birthday gift from my mind. It served as my first Runspirational moment.

After that, I decided I needed something to train for. I found an 8K, the Ashenfelter Classic, that was close to home. The race was on Thanksgiving morning. It also happened to be one year exactly since my Achilles surgery. I thought, it’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to do this. I’m going to work hard, train my body and mind, and I’m going to finish this race. I did and I beat my goals.

There is more to the story, including a home renovation, birth of my son, new PRs, back surgery, and the decision to take on a half marathon. You can read up on it in the About Me section.

Hopefully, if nothing else, this website will be a part of your Runspirational journey. Just know, I’m rooting for you.

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REVIEW: Knockaround Premium Shades

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REVIEW: Amphipod PureRun Minimalist Hydration Vest

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2017 Races

Upcoming/Signed Up Races
MSDA Meghan Doyle ’05K, Caldwell, NJ (6/17/17)
Halloween Half Marathon, Morristown, NJ (10/21/17)

Potential Races
Newport Liberty Half Marathon, Jersey City, NJ (September)
Ashenfelter 8K Classic, Glen Ridge, NJ (Thanksgiving)
Caldwell Trinity Reindeer Run 5K, Caldwell, NJ (December)

Completed Races
C-WC Run for Education 5K, West Caldwell, NJ (5/20/17) –  25:15 (Pace 8:07)
New Jersey Half Marathon, Long Branch, NJ (4/30/17)  –  1:58:00 (Pace 9:00)   PR – Half Marathon
Garden State 10 Miler, Somerset, NJ (3/26/17)  –  1:27:17.67 (Pace 8:43)   PR – 10 Miler
Aerie Pharmaceuticals St. Paddy’s Day 5K, Morristown, NJ (3/11/17)  –  25:55.98   (Pace 8:20)
Pre-Game 4 Miler, Morristown, NJ (2/5/17)  –  35:11.02   (Pace 8:47)   PR – 4 Miler

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Contact Me

If you have any questions or suggestions for me or this website, please feel free to send me an email. Also, send me a note letting me know if there is anything you’d like me to cover or if you just need a little RUNSPIRATIONAL love.

Email – Run@Runspirational.com

Run to Inspire. Inspired to Run.

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